If you ask me, the one common thing which most bloggers preach on their blog sites, is having passion for blogging. I totally subscribe to this school of thought, that’s why I usually remind my readers of the need to dig themselves in a passion pit of blogging.
Having passion for what you do is one thing and knowing ways on how to sustain it is entirely another thing. To say the least, the blogosphere has grown so big that only the passionate, creative, innovative and persistent fellows find it easy going. Anything short of these 4, see yourself as running a blog with so many signs of dyeing soon.
To be honest with you, writing and maintaining a blog has a lot to it. There are so many things which sound right but are not right, and there are so many things which look simple that gets tougher later in the future. This explains the reason why having passion for what you do is the only key to standing tall among the crowd.
The One Million Dollar Question
Day in day out, hundreds if not thousands of free blogs and self hosted blogs are created, all initially filled with great promises but the one million dollar question here is – how many of them will stand the test of time? You might as well ask yourself this question right now!
It doesn’t matter how long you have been blogging, I have seen some blogs that started well, ranked well but after a while they died off. Again, if you ask me I would say it’s not the blog that died rather the voice of the person behind it.
Every blog, especially those carefully chosen and built around strong niches have a great deal of life in them, what determines their survival in this highly competitive blogging industry lies solely on the hands of the blog owner.
I don’t know the kind of blog you run, but whichever one it is, I will be sharing with you 7 signs that shows when your blogging passion is gradually dyeing away.
Sometimes you may not know it, but believe me there is always the need to do a self assessment of what you do. As bloggers, all we need is a reminder of some things we are not doing fine and with passion at play it becomes an edge.
Here are 7 signs that shows when your passion for blogging is dying off:
Sign #1: When the thought of writing a post becomes a burden.
Sign #2: When the idea for coming up with new things to write about fails to come.
Sign #3: When the act of writing and posting content becomes what you feel like doing and not what you have to do.
Sign #4: When you start apologizing to your readers on each post you write, about how long it has taken you to come up with a fresh content.
Sign #5: When you start responding or replying to readers comments 5 to 6 days after the comments were dropped.
Sign #6: When you start preaching to your readers about how your offline job keeps you away from solving their problems.
Sign #7: When you start hitting on your blog pageviews button time after time to check your blog traffic stats. Exclusively for Newbies in Blogging, at this stage what you need is consistency and not checking of stats, because you may be discouraged when your traffic is not forth coming
There are a lot more to ask yourself, the above 7 signs can act as a checklist in your daily blogging. If you found yourself a victim of these signs, there is always room for improvement. Just look inwards and remember how you started, that same passion you had when you started first can come back again, the only thing you need do is get yourself inspired by reading and applying more of the professional helpful tips by influential figures in your niche. You can get started again by reading this 41 Indispensable Rules of Blogging.
Have you fallen for any of these 7 signs?
What’s your story? We all have made mistakes in the past and also came out of them. Someone is waiting to read how you made it! Let me hear you in comment.